Improvising Music and the Downbeat
APR 14, 2013 // ID21, Improvising, Vijay Iyer
On April 8, Grammy-nominated composer-pianist, Vijay Iyer, sat down with Jeff Chang, Executive Director of IDA, to discuss how Iyer explores improvisation within his music. Music has always been something that we did, he claims, and as such all music is inseparable from body. Isaac Ghansah, Class of 2013 and an avid jazz listener, reflects on the conversation between Iyer and Chang. He writes,"Improvisation just feels more natural...If I can equate music to language for a moment, once you know some words and how to put them together, talking is just talking." Read more about Iyer's and Ghansah's impressions on improvisation.